Can Phil Ivey Win His Tenth WSOP Bracelet This Week?Published on October 15th, 2013 9:25 pm EST
Day 2 of Event #3 (€5,300 Mixed Max No Limit Hold'em) of the 2013 WSOPE concluded a few hours ago, with Noah Schwartz finishing as the chip leader heading into play on Wednesday.
A total of 140 players ended up entering into this event, which ended up creating a total prize pool of a little over €670,000. The eventual winner of this tournament will walk away with a payday of €188,160, as well as the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.
After two full days of play, just 16 players are left in the event. One of those players is Phil Ivey, who managed to finish Day 2 with €90,500 in chips. This puts Ivey 10th in chips heading into Day 3, far behind chip leaders Noah Schwartz (€262,000), Shannon Shorr (€252,000) and Jason Mann (€232,500).
Phil Ivey is currently in a tie with Johnny Moss on the all-time bracelet list, as both players have nine bracelets to their name. The last bracelet of Moss' career came in 1988, roughly seven years before he passed away in 1995. Ivey's most recent bracelet came in the $2,200 Mixed Event at the 2013 WSOP APAC.
With his next bracelet win, Ivey will move into a tie with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan on the all-time bracelet list. Doyle has dramatically scaled back his play in WSOP events in recent years, as has Johnny Chan, which means that it should just be a matter of time before Ivey catches and eventually passes the two poker legends.
At the top of the all-time bracelet list is Phil Hellmuth, who currently sits with a total of 13 bracelets. Hellmuth has been playing some excellent poker over the past couple of years, so Ivey is going to have his work cut out for him if he hopes to catch Hellmuth anytime soon.
Day 3 will be getting underway on Wednesday afternoon, where the 16 remaining players will play down to the final four.
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